Healthcare Robotics Summit

Sunday, March 24

Join industry leaders, experts, innovators, and pioneers as we explore the pivotal intersection of technology and human-centered design in transforming healthcare using robotics technology. This summit aims to stimulate much needed dialogue towards expanding the opportunities and reducing the risks of healthcare robotics of all forms (surgical, modular, rehabilitation, social, etc.) through the careful consideration of human factors. Join us and engage in insightful discussions, gain practical insights, and be part of the future shaping of robotics-based patient care. Together, we will learn how to best leverage human factors towards design, evaluation, validation, user acceptance, and regulatory strategy. Don't miss this unique opportunity to be at the forefront of innovation in healthcare robotics!  This is a must-attend event for any person or company involved in healthcare robotics and related technologies.

Registration includes beverage breaks, lunch, and Sunday evening reception.  Registration & Fees

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Welcome and Introductions (Anthony Andre / Kathryn Rieger)

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Healthcare Robotics in Practice: Provider Perspectives

  • Lecture: Revolutionizing Patient Care: Navigating the Future of Healthcare (Tiffany Leverenz, Intuitive) 

9:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Fostering a Collective Vision in Healthcare Robotics

  • Lecture: Robotics Technology Deployment in Healthcare Environments: A Health System’s Perspective (Charlotte Gabet, Parkview Health; Ethel Massing, Parkview Health; Victor P. Comet, Parkview Health) 
  • Lecture: The Future of Surgical Robotics: Impacts of HCAI (Ashley Nicodemus, UEGroup) 
  • Panel: What We Talk about When We Talk about Robots (Russell Branaghan, Research Collective; Merrick Kossack, Emergo by UL; Jackie Cha, Clemson University; Cullen Jackson, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Kathryn Rieger, Intuitive; Eric del Rio, Smith & Nephew)

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Break

11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Breakthroughs in Healthcare Robotics Research

  • Lecture: On the Potential for Human-Centered, Cognitively Inspired AI to Bridge the Gap between Optimism and Reality for Autonomous Robotics in Healthcare: A Respectful Critique (Stephanie Tulk Jesso, SUNY Binghamton)
  • Lecture: Needle Detection and Motion Planning for Enhanced Autonomous Suturing in the Da Vinci Teleoperation System (Franziska Hansen, Purdue University; Xinyi Wang, Purdue University)
  • Lecture: Applying Human Factors Methodologies to Analyze Challenges with Robot-Assisted Surgery Setup for Complex Minimally Invasive Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery (Falisha Kanji, Cedars-Sinai)    
  • Lecture: Surgical Flow Disruptions in Conventional and Robot-Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty (Aleeque Marselian, Cedars-Sinai) 
  • Lecture: Human Factors Approach to Improving Communication between Console Surgeon and Bedside Assistant (Gary Sutkin, University of Missouri Kansas City)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch (included with Summit registration)

2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Revolutionizing Research: Exploring Novel Methodologies and Tools for Success and Innovation

  • Lecture: The IDEAL Framework for the Evaluation of Robotic Surgical Procedures (Ken Catchpole, Medical University of South Carolina) 
  • Lecture: At the Cutting-Edge: Learnings from Leveraging Enabling Human Factors Technologies Within the Operating Room (Tim Quigg, Crux Product Design Ltd.)
  • Lecture: Measuring Swift Trust within Human-Robot Teams (Sabina M. Patel, Embry-Riddle University)        
  • Lecture: (Re) Validating Robotic Surgical Systems (Tina Medeiros, Kinneir Dufort; Molly Smyth, Kinneir Dunfort)  
  • Lecture: Exploring Recurrent Communication as a Facilitator of Effective Teamwork in Robotic Surgery: A Proposed Analysis Using Recurrence Quantification Analysis (Jennifer Zamudio, University of Michigan)  

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Break

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Building the Future: Town Hall

Moderated by Tiffany Leverenz, Kathryn Rieger, and Jackie Cha


Healthcare Robotics Summit Sponsor

Summit Host

  • Kathryn Rieger, Intuitive

Summit Chairs

  • Anthony D. Andre, Interface Analysis Associates, LLC
  • Tiffany Leverenz, Intuitive
  • Jackie Cha, Clemson University